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Michelle Cato Makeup & Hair Artist

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Bring your bridal makeup and hair style to life by putting yourself in my expert and experienced hands!

My absolute joy is to create exquisite and modern bridal makeup and hair styles.

In my 20 years experience, you can know you are in the hands of an experienced professional. 

Myself along with my team artist will bring a fun and relaxed vibe to your morning and you can relax knowing you are in good hands and by the end of your time with us, you'll look and feel amazing. 

We listen to what you like and dont like, and take a skincare approcah to your makeup to give you the most long lasting look possible. 

We are up to date with modern hair techniques to give you a beautiful pinterest worthy style. Our speciality is to bring your look together with hair and makuep complementing your days style, that matches in with your dress, assessories and flowers giving a beautiful overall look. 

Please check the website for all pricing and packages to choose which one suits your needs. 

We look forward to hearing from you! 


Hi there! I'm Michelle and I can't wait to have you in my chair for your wedding day. I'm a beauty therapist, makeup artist and hair stylist and am also married to a wedding photographer which makes me one of the most highly sought after makeup artists in the industry. I'm a mum of 2 beautiful girls, and love walking my husky and corgi down by the lake. Red wine, Gin, and dark chocolate are my weaknesses :) I cant wait to meet you!

Michelle Cato

Business Owner


Service Area Wollongong/South Coast/Southern Highlands

Wollongong/South Coast/Southern Highlands
Wollongong/South Coast/Southern Highlands

3 reviews 5 Write a Review

June 2021

Could not recommend highly enough! Being in the hair and beauty and industry I knew if anyone was to do my hair and makeup it would have to be Michelle! She was fantastic and had a great attitude to leading up and on the wedding day! You will be disappointed if you don’t book her! Thankyou for being so amazing Michelle! X

Olivia L.

February 2020

Michelle is the most beautiful, warm and kind soul. The moment I met her for my trial I knew that she was the kind of person I would love to hang out with on the day of my wedding. Her makeup skills are incredible. She picked exactly what makeup would suit my face and I got so many compliments on my blue eyes. She also made my mum feel a million bucks! My hair was such a feature of my bridal look and she absolutely nailed it. She has such expertise in knowing what will suit you and how to make it happen! Could not recommend Michelle enough.

Sarah E.

July 2019

Where do I begin with you Michelle!? I am so incredibly happy I chose you as my wedding makeup artist. We have had the most fun getting to know each other over the past 10-11 months on my wedding journey. Your knowledge and skills about not only makeup but skin care is above and beyond. You go beyond your line of duty to look after your brides and I am so thankful that you do. You put skin care back on the right track which was so important to me on the lead up to our wedding. My makeup for my engagement shoot was beautiful, and my wedding makeup was beautiful perfection! Words cannot describe how beautiful, pretty and gorgeous I felt that day. Your presence and warm, caring, fun personality on the morning of the wedding was just beautifully matched with our wedding day vibe and my bride squad. Mum can’t stop singing your praises ! My bridesmaids and my Mum looked absolutely gorgeous all day and felt comfortable in the makeup as well as with you!

Amanda F.

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How far in advance do I need to book my hair and makeup artists?

Also, is there an ideal time to have a trial before the wedding? Thanks.

Michelle Cato Makeup & Hair Artist

Book your hair and makeup as soon as you can! 

We get very heavily booked out - as an idea, I am already taking bookings for 2023. 

If there is someones work you love, then dont delay getting in touch with them to avoid dissappointment. 

As for trials, I persoanlly do my brides 4-6 weeks out from their wedding day as this is when I can pull togteher their style as they have an idea of dress/ veil/ accessories- However every artist is different. Also keep in mind  your skin might change in 12 months. Always best to have a trial closer tot he day to help you invisage the style. A professional artist will be able to adapt to you and any changes for the day so you are 100% happy. 

Start stalking social media and websites to get a list of your fave artists and go from there! 

Hope that Helps! 

Michelle Cato

Bridal Hair + Makeup Artist

Is it normal to have two make up artists and two hairstylists for five people?

Hi. Wondering whether it's normal to have two make up artists and two hairdressers for a wedding party of 5 people? Thanks.

Michelle Cato Makeup & Hair Artist

Depends on your ceremony time! 

The earlier you start, the earlier hair and makeup needs to start. 

Remember you need to be FINISHED hair and makeup 1.5-2 hours before your ceremony to allow time to not rush, and get dressed etc. This sounds like a long time but its really not. 


12pm cermeony time

= ready by 10:45am at the latest

=bride, 3 bridesmaids, 1 mum ( 10  services over 5 people)

=1 hr per person  = 5 hours + 30 mins buffer time 

= 5am arrival time to set up with a 5:15am start. 

Many of the time weddings are a good hour away for most artists so think of them and their 3am alarm, to leave by 4am to get to you by 5am. 

So yes, having two artists even for a smaller group can be very beneficial if you arent a morning person :) 

Hope that helps! 

I want to add some thickness into my hair for my wedding

Hi there, my hair is quite thin and I want to give it some oomph for my wedding. What are some options? I've heard about clip-in extensions. (Bit worried about colour matching?) Any ideas? Thank you.

Michelle Cato Makeup & Hair Artist

Head to my pinterst page for the before and after section! You'll see many brides that have used clip in extensions. :) 

Colour matching- talk to your hairdresser and perhaps look up a company like Zala hair extensions wiht them and choose togther as your extensions may need colouring or toning. 


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